Bohemian Rhapsody is being followed up by a new documentary called The Show Must Go On: The Queen + Adam Lambert Story. Airing tonight in the US, the film tells of the story of how Taylor and May teamed up with singer Lambert resulting in a partnership that’s seen Queen continue to tour the world. In an interview with Good Morning America today, Taylor revealed how it felt like Queen was done after Freddie Mercury died in 1991. Taylor said: “We thought it was all over. And I think Brian and I, well we kinda thought that was the end of that chapter.”
Of course, Queen continued in different forms with another stint as the band’s predecessor Smile in 1992 and then in 1995 they released their last album with Mercury called Made in Heaven.
But by 1997 bassist John Deacon decided to retire and Queen continued on until collaborating with singer Paul Rodgers from 2004-2009.
Then in 2011, they initiated their current partnership with Lambert.
Taylor mentioned that despite Mercury’s death Queen’s continuation had been “fate unfolding”, especially in the case of Lambert.
Appearing on GMA too, Lambert said: “There’s a few of them [songs] that really hit home from me.
“In learning more about Freddie over the years and learning that there was definitely a loneliness there, I feel like I have enough in common with some of the things Freddie was going through.”
Brian May said of Lambert’s arrival into the fold: “It wasn’t until this young man appeared – I’d call him a gift from God. Adam.
“We didn’t ask for him, we didn’t look for him – he just turned up. And he could do everything.”